Marshals arrest fugitive in child abuse case

Published: Oct. 21, 2011 at 5:58 PM HST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The U.S. Marshals Service's Adam Walsh Fugitive Task Force captured 20-year-old Hans Poouahi, Jr. in Waianae for violating probation.

In 2005, Poouahi Jr. was 13 years-old when he was implicated in abuse that nearly killed a 10-year-old girl. Poouahi was arrested Thursday around 4 p.m. at a Hanalei Street home in Waianae, Hawaii.

According to court documents, the victim was found on a couch on the lanai of an Ainaloa home with a cut on her head that was "decomposing and containing maggots." She also had injuries to her upper lip and other areas of her body that showed signs of decomposition.

The victim also suffered broken bones, dehydration and malnutrition. A District Court Affidavit indicated a doctor at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children who treated the girl told police that marks on the girl's body suggested she had been bound, and that "she had several areas of dead tissue about her body as a result of pressure ulcering and burns that appeared to be from a cigarette and cigarette lighter.

The girl spent six weeks in a coma recovering from the inflicted injuries. Poouahi Jr. was convicted as a juvenile and housed at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility until he turned 19 years-old.

Poouahi Jr. was sentenced to Probation which he has since violated.

Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.